Friday, November 25, 2011

2011 Thing a Week - Week 47 - Toddler Socks

Now that it has gotten cold, I wanted to whip up some socks for Minnie. Her cotton socks just are not warm at all, so I wanted to knit her some wool socks to keep her little toesies warm.

I really liked the look of this pattern, but when I knit to the heel flap, I realized the front was 1/2" shorter than the back due to the slipped stitches. Since I wanted to finish these quickly as it was getting cold at night, I just used her numbers but did a plain stockinette stitch.

I want to make these again using the slipped stitch because they are so cute!

Friday, November 18, 2011

2011 Thing a Week - Week 46 - Swirl Hat

A coworker of my Mom's had a baby a few months ago, and I've been meaning to make a hat. I remember talking with him years and years ago when I would go into work with my Mom.
They don't work in the same building anymore, but it's always nice when people keep in touch. My mom came over today to play with Minnie, so I knit up this hat while she was here.
My little tired model.
I really like this hat pattern, because it knits up quickly, looks great on boys or girls, and is very stretchy hat so it fits for a wider range of time.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Halloween Pictures

For organizational reasons, I backdated the 31 Days of Halloween pictures to their proper dates in 2010 and 2011. You can see them with the label links at:

Friday, November 11, 2011

2011 Thing a Week - Week 45 - Cabled Cardigan

So I designed another sweater for the kiddo. It turned out a lot better than the last one.

I pulled the cabling off another pattern and I love it. There's a little wonkiness at the top of the braided cable but I'l try to ignore it. I think it needs to be cabled and that it'd lay flatter.
The color's off but you can see the cabling a bit better.
Oh, and thanks for the hat Melissa! She doesn't keep it on for that long but she looks super cute when she does!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

2011 Thing a Week - Week 44 - Fox Hat

Another adorable baby gift!
Minnie modeling the hat.
So I owed a friend'a daughter a gift. The two gifts I had made for her birthday hadn't worked out; maybe I will post them later.

So I let April pick the gift and she wanted a hat for her little girl. I found this adorable pattern and decided to make it into a little fox hat to go with her daughter's red hair. I hope she likes it!
I think I need to knit a second one...